EAGE 2019: Schlumberger data platform speeds exploration screening

June 4, 2019

Offshore staff

LONDONSchlumberger has introduced its GAIA digital exploration platform at the 81st EAGE conference and exhibition, staged this year in London.

The GAIA platform is said to allow exploration teams to quickly discover and access basin-scale data, as well as managing their exploration opportunities. It provides access to more than 3 million sq km (1.16 million sq mi) of 3D seismic surveys, 3 million km (1.86 million mi) of 2D seismic lines, and other exploration data types from Schlumberger’s network of seismic/well data providers.

It exploits the DELFI E&P cognitive environment to access data.

Explorers can use the service to visualize and interact with all available data in a region or basin with no reduction of resolution or scale. In addition, oil and gas regulators can use the platform to show their countries’ assets to potential operators, while E&P data providers can provide clients with subscription-based access to their data library.

Maurice Nessim, president, WesternGeco, Schlumberger said: “Exploration teams spend a significant amount of non-productive time finding, loading, and curating data for months before they can start using the data in their subsurface workflows.

“We developed the GAIA platform to accelerate our clients’ data discovery, screening and ranking of their exploration opportunities. Our clients can now stop exploring for data and focus on exploring for oil and gas.”

GAIA is also designed to current cloud security standards with full data encryption, a federated single sign-on and round-the clock monitoring by dedicated cloud security operations centers.